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what is the social disorganization theory?

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surfer3 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted September 11, 2010 at 5:39 AM via web

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what is the social disorganization theory?

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Michelle Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 11, 2010 at 6:19 AM (Answer #1)

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The social disorganization theory explains the incidence of criminal behavior in a sociological strata. It basically states that in chaotic neighborhoods without basic norms of proper social relationships, and without a fostering sense of community is unable to create an organized community where rules are established for the common benefit.

Instead, the lack of organization fosters chaos which, in turn, fosters criminal and illegal behavior. Hence, the theory states that neighborhoods with poor quality of life is more likely to suffer from crimes than more organized communities.

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